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welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines: india begins two days of national mourning over the loss of lata mangeshkar — the legendary bollywood singer. her music was played at weddings, funerals and national events. it is hard to find an indian who was not moved by the music of lata mangeshkar. queen elizabeth marks the 70th anniversary of her reign — the first time the milestone has been reached by a british monarch. we report from eastern ukraine where government forces are battling russian separatists — as president macron co—ordinates diplomatic
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efforts to avoid an invasion. this entire village is a casualty of the conflict. it is extraordinary that anyone still lives here. the handful who remain are pretty much cut off. and celebrations in senegal as they beat egypt to win the africa cup of nations football title for the first time. live from our studio in singapore, this is bbc news. it's newsday. hello and thanks forjoining us. one of india's greatest ever singers, lata mangeshkar, has been cremated at a huge funeral ceremony in mumbai — attended by the country's prime minister.
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narendra modi said she "left a void in the nation that cannot be filled". two days of national mourning will follow the funeral and the national flag will be flown at half—mast throughout the country. her extraordinary career spanned more than half a century and she recorded thousands of songs in 36 languages. our correspondent rajini vaidyanathan looks back on her life. bollywood music. lata mangeshkar was one of the most prolific artists in history. who recorded more songs than the beatles and the rolling stones combined. singing as a bollywood singer, her vocals were dubbed over generations of actresses as they lip—synched dance routines in indian films.
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lata mangeshkar leaves a legacy as old as independent india itself. a career of more than seven decades. today, the country's prime minister narendra modi led tributes to an artist so revered, she was afforded a state funeral. affectionately known as india's sister, to millions in this country and around the world. this loss feels personal. india is now in two days of mourning in honour of lata mangeshkar. her appeal was universal, crossing religious and cultural divides. her music was played at weddings, funerals and national events. it is hard to find an indian who wasn't moved by her music, the music of lata mangeshkar. translation: i have been a fan since i was a child. _ words cannot express how sad
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i feel at her passing. in one of her last interviews to the bbc asian network she talked about reaching that milestone. "i've reluctantly accepted i'm old," she said. "but i feel like i'm 25." her voice was ever youthful, it was one of a kind. if bollywood is the soul of india, then lata mangeshkar was its beating heart. lata mangeshkar who has died aged 92. earlier, we spoke to mayank shekhar, an indian film critic, and he described how lata mangeshkar captured the nation. well, it is impossible to remember her for one thing or even a few things. usually, the cliche around deaths of this nature, we call it the end of an era,
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but it's the end of several eras — she was part of the �*40s, �*50s, �*60s, �*805, �*705, �*905, 20005, up until, she continued to sing even towards the end of her life. and you can see the number of songs that she has left behind. back in 1974, if i'm not mistaken, she got into the guinness book of world records for 25,000 songs between 1948—1974. after 7a, she sang even more songs. so, she could've possibly recorded more songs than the beatles did in their entire career and there was a song for every emotion and a song for every generation and there is a song in every film that we have watched in cinema as it were.
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so, it isjust an encyclopaedia. it is impossible forjust one thing. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines. 4 million residents in a south—western chinese city have been put into lockdown because of a covid outbreak. almost 100 cases were detected during mass testing on sunday and there are reports of the has now been sealed off. 0nejob, a major city in southern china has cut all bus routes to the affected city. a leaked un report says north korea is continuing to carry out cyberattacks to acquire cryptocurrency in order to fund its weapons programmes. the report said pyongyang stole $50 million from 2020 until the middle of last year. last month, another us report, said north korea had taken far more in cryptocurrency last
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year — $400 million. the mayor of the canadian capital 0ttawa has declared a state of emergency in response to more than a week of protests by truckers against covid restrictions. jim watson said the city was completely out of control, with demonstrators outnumbering police. the truckers were initially angered by a government requirement that they be vaccinated against covid. prince charles has led tributes to queen elizabeth on her platinum jubilee for the "remarkable achievement" of reaching 70 years on the throne — a milestone never reached by any other british monarch. prince charles welcomed his mother's wish that camilla, duchess of cornwall, be known as queen consort when he becomes king. he said he and his wife were "deeply conscious of the honour". 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell has more.
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"i look forward to continuing to serve you with all my heart." the pledge of a monarch who has already done her duty for 70 years and whose commitment clearly remains undimmed despite the passage of years. and with that promise, a glimpse of the unseen work that has been part of the queen's daily life from those 70 years. the paperwork from her official red boxes. government documents, many of them highly confidential and messages from abroad. nice comments, including one from president biden. oh, that's very kind. tributes to the queen on this accession day were led by prince charles. in a message, he said... and of the queen's stated wish that camilla should become charles�* queen consort,
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the prince said... the prince of wales is clearly delighted at the queens endorsement of camilla's future status as queen consort and it is a remarkable transformation. not so many years ago, the queen would not even meet her. when charles and camilla married in april 2005, the ceremony had to be conducted at windsor registry office. such were the sensitivities about the circumstances which had led to the breakdown of charles first marriage to diana, princess of wales. the queen only felt able to join them for the blessing at st george's chapel. during that service, the couple sought forgiveness for previous sins. it was said then that when charles took the throne, camilla would be known simply as princess consort. but in the years since, camilla has proved a staunch member of the royal family. she has brought charles great happiness and won the trust and affection of the queen.
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charles once described camilla as a non—negotiable part of his life. now, she will as charles has always hoped, be crowned alongside him at his coronation. that that should be the case is at the personal initiative of the queen. 70 years? extraordinary. but until that day, it is elizabeth that will continue to occupy the throne. in her accession day statement, she said she was humbled by the loyalty and affection she continued to receive. she signed her message, "your servant, elizabeth r." nicholas witchell, bbc news, sandringham. the royal family also holds historical significance out here in this region too. so how is the historic anniversary of the queen's reign being seen in former british colonies? is the connection still strong? i've been speaking to dr cindy mccreery from the university of sydney. i think in australia,
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the high point of our relationship with the queen came in 1954 when as a young monarch, the queen and prince philip embarked on a lengthy tour of commonwealth countries, including australia and at that point, three quarters of the population came out in person to queue up and a hot summer sun to see the queen. we are not at that level of intensity anymore in australia and in recent years, there has been increased interest in the possibility of a republic. none the less, the queen remains incredibly admired and respected through and reflected on by australians today and we are seeing many more celebrations injune. certainly something that will be marked quite significantly as you pointed out in australia and other parts of the commonwealth as well, i imagine. when you look at the relationship that perhaps young australians have with the british royalfamily and their connection to queen elizabeth, how would you describe that relationship
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and that connection today? i think that's a very different relationship than older australians, many of whom remember vividly the queen's visit in 1954 and subsequent visits. the queen herself has not visited australia since 2011, we have seen visits of younger royals at the time in 2014 and most recently in 2018, harry and meghan visited australia and they have become increasingly popular in australia among younger australians and many people in australia are interested in the younger royals and i would see the royal family is still interest here and there's a shift in the younger generation to following the younger royals. we have talked a little bit about australia
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and i wonder if you can comment further afield to other countries that at one point in history were colonies of the uk would you say the relationship is, and i understand that's a wide geographical area but is there anything also worth pointing out? it's important to note that while many countries are independent of the uk, 15, including the uk have the queen as the head of state and that includes australia, new zealand, canada and other island nations. but many remember the british empire are members of the commonwealth like singapore, for example. malaysia. in those countries do not have a constitutional relationship in the way australia does, but they're still entwined in the history with britain. i believe many people across the pacific and britain will be reflecting on the queen's role in their own histories. because of the end of the day, it is all about history. whether we are an independent republic like singapore or constitutional realm like australia. if you want to get in touch
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with me i'm on twitter — @bbckarishma i look forward to hearing from you. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: senegal celebrates. millions watch on as the lions of teranga win the africa cup of nations title for the first time. there's mr mandela. nelson mandela. a freeman taking his first steps into a new south africa. iran's spiritual leader, ayatollah khomeini, has said he's passed a death sentence on salman rushdie, the british author of a book which many muslims say is blasphemous.
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the people of haiti have flocked to church to give thanks for the ousting of their former president, �*ba by doc�* duvalier. because of his considerable value as a stallion, shergar was kept in a special secure box in the studfarm's central block. shergar was driven away in a horse box the thieves had brought with them. there stepped down from the plane a figure in mourning. elizabeth ii, queen of this realm and of all her other realms and territories, head of the commonwealth, defender of the faith. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm karishma vaswani, in singapore. 0ur headlines: india starts two days of national mourning over the loss of lata mangeshkar, the indian singer and cultural icon who has died in mumbai, at the age of 92. the prince of wales has hailed
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what he called the remarkable achievement by the queen, of serving 70 years on the throne. she is the first british monarch to have reigned that long. in other headlines for you today: international efforts to avert a russian invasion of ukraine continue, with a busy week of diplomacy ahead, including france's president, emmanuel macron, visiting moscow. in eastern ukraine, kremlin—backed separatists have been fighting government forces since 2014, and it's where any local skirmish could lead to all out war. 0ur international correspondent, 0rla guerin, reports now from a village in eastern ukraine that has been nearly destroyed by the conflict. russia lies across the water, a threat not seen, but felt. on this side of
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the frozen azov sea, all is quiet on the beaches in the ukrainian seaside town of shyrokyne. these days, less beach resort, more last resort. war came here in 2014, and kremlin—backed separatists are still dug injust a few miles away. "there are defences on the shore "and mines in the water", says the commander, sergei, who insists president putin is just flexing his muscles. for now, more waiting and wondering — will he, won't he invade? a worry notjust for ukraine, but for the world. and for this village, anotherfront line area, about two hours away.
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this entire village is a casualty of the conflict. most of the houses are abandoned. most of the people are long gone. it's extraordinary that anyone still lives here. the handful who remain are pretty much cut off. viktor is glad to have a visitor to his home on the first of may street. he's one of the last five villagers, sticking it out despite the separatist rebels, whose positions are two miles beyond the tree line. his wife, ira, who's 59, like him, says they are too old to move, and loneliness is the greatest battle. "i miss the old days", she says. "there were so many people. "now there's no one to talk to.
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"we watch tv and do crosswords, and we talk to the animals." standing proud down the road, theodore, a hardy 91—year—old. he tells me his daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren live in rebel—held territory, and have been unable to cross the front line to see him in months. but the villagers are stoic. they have to be. "life is not so bad that we cry all the time", says ira. "we carry on. "of course, we would like it to be better. "but there's nothing we can do." 0rla guerin, bbc news, eastern ukraine.
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at least ten people have been killed after a second cyclone hit madagascar in as many weeks. cyclone batsirai made landfall late on saturday, leaving a trail of destruction across the indian ocean island, as courtney bembridge reports. widespread flooding has cut off large parts of the island making rescue efforts even more difficult. 0ne local official in the south—east of the country said the damage they will save bad it was as though the area had been bombed. translation:— the area had been bombed. translation: many houses of colla se. translation: many houses of collapse- we — translation: many houses of collapse. we cannot _ translation: many houses of collapse. we cannot say - translation: many houses of collapse. we cannot say how. collapse. we cannot say how many people are affected because we are all affected. no matter where you go, everything is destroyed. matter where you go, everything is destroyed-— is destroyed. rooves were ri ed is destroyed. rooves were ripped off _ is destroyed. rooves were ripped off homes - is destroyed. rooves were ripped off homes and - is destroyed. rooves were - ripped off homes and buildings while others were inundated with water. translation: it was early morning. — with water. translation: it was early morning, we _ with water. translation: it was early morning, we were - with water. translation: it was early morning, we were still - early morning, we were still sleeping. the owner of the house came to tell as the water
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was rising. we went to the other side of the house and the to crack. �* ,, �* other side of the house and the to crack._ the i other side of the house and the i to crack._ the wind to crack. translation: the wind was very strong — to crack. translation: the wind was very strong and _ to crack. translation: the wind was very strong and if _ to crack. translation: the wind was very strong and if there - was very strong and if there has been a lot of damage. early in the morning, the water was rising. in the morning, the water was risinu. , . ., in the morning, the water was risinu. , ., , .,, , rising. cyclone batsirai swept inland late — rising. cyclone batsirai swept inland late on _ rising. cyclone batsirai swept inland late on saturday, - inland late on saturday, slamming into the eastern coastline with heavy rain and wind speed up to 165 kilometres per hour. translation: indie wind speed up to 165 kilometres per hour. translation: we live under the heel— per hour. translation: we live under the heel on _ per hour. translation: we live under the heel on the _ per hour. translation: we live under the heel on the edge - per hour. translation: we live under the heel on the edge of. under the heel on the edge of the cliff. the wind was strong but our house was strong. early mnemonic there was a landslide. to be saved, the head of the neighbourhood told us to the evacuation centre. that neighbourhood told us to the evacuation centre.— neighbourhood told us to the evacuation centre. that is why we are here- _ evacuation centre. that is why we are here. the _ evacuation centre. that is why we are here. the red - evacuation centre. that is why we are here. the red cross i evacuation centre. that is why l we are here. the red cross was registering arrivals at this centre but a group say they have not been able to reach many others. have not been able to reach many others— have not been able to reach many others. have not been able to reach man others. ~ . , ., , many others. what we see now is that 50.000 — many others. what we see now is that 50,000 people _ many others. what we see now is that 50,000 people are - that 50,000 people are considered displaced and we estimate that 150,000 people
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will be directly affected by the cyclone.— will be directly affected by the clone. ., , ., the cyclone. the un has warned those numbers _ the cyclone. the un has warned those numbers are _ the cyclone. the un has warned those numbers are likely - the cyclone. the un has warned those numbers are likely to - those numbers are likely to rise. it comes a fortnight after the impoverished nation was hit by another deadly stomp, cyclone ana. courtney bembridge, bbc news. now to a story that has gripped the world's attention. the chinese tennis player thanks right has said she has never accuse anyone of sexual assault. she deleted the media post that created the controversy. concern has continued over her health after she made the claim. peng shuei was accompanied by the chief of
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staff of the chinese olympic committee when she made the statement. senegal have won the african cup of nations for the first time. they've beaten egypt on penalities after the game finished goaless. in a match billed as being a battle between two liverpool stars, mo salah from egypt and sadio mane from senegal. it was mane who provided the games most pivotal moments, as piers edwards reports from cameroon. this is the yaounde's olembe stadium, where the teranga lions have, as you said, one that first—ever africa cup of nations titles. their first major title of any note. this was built as a match between mane and his liverpool teammate, salah, and, as you say, in the early stages, it was not exactly going the way that mane had hoped it would, when he missed that penalty. gabaski, the egyptian keeper, blocking a fiercely driven
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penalty to be fair to mane. that really played into the egyptian's hands. they are very cagey, they don't like to come out of their shell and they wanted to hit senegal on the break and just rely on their defence which got them through on penalties in the round of 16 against a good cote d'ivoire side and into the semifinals when they beat cameroon, the host nation. but neither side could actually make it past the goalkeeper. edouard mendy, the chelsea stopper, was in good form at one end and gabaski, as we said, at the other. we went to penalties and after each of missed too — they have not lost a penalty shootout since 1984 — it was left to mane, who had missed a penalty earlier in the game, missed a penalty in the 2017 natures cup to eliminate senegal against cameroon, leaving him in tears. he stepped up, fired home to get the people of dhaka absolutely celebrating and in the third time of asking, they have finally become african champions. an iconic tapestry by pablo picasso has been returned to the un, one year after it vanished without explanation. the work, which represents the bloody attack
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on the spanish town of guernica by german and italian forces during the spanish civil war, had been on display outside the un security council chambers since the 1980's. an old german motorway bridge has been blown up in a controlled detonation. dozens of spectators cheered as demolition crews destroyed the rinsdorf viaduct on germany's a45 autobahn. the collapse was orchestrated so the debris would land safely and cause no damage to the replacement bridge located right next to it. you have been watching newsday. reminder of the main new story. the legendary indian singer lata mangeshkar has been cremated in monday with full
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honours. the funeral was attended by the prime minister. thank you forjoining us. stay with bbc news. hello there. a quieter end to the night to come, though wintry showers are easing away, as are the winds, which have been a feature of the weather throughout the weekend. and that's because we're having a little ridge of high pressure building in. so not only are the winds easing but, as the showers die down, the cloud is breaking and temperatures tumbling away. close to freezing in many parts by dawn, so a much colder start by monday morning and potentially as well an icy start where the surfaces are still damp because temperatures notjust in the air but on the road will be close to freezing. you can stay up—to—date with the warnings on our website. for the day ahead, we've got further weather fronts coming in and fairly brisk winds but not as windy as it has been, and as those weather fronts come in to the high pressure
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further south, there won't be that much rain but what they will do is introduce much milder air through the day. so initially there could be some snow on the forward edge of that weather front as it moves into the hills of scotland, but it will turn back to rain quite quickly. what we will find though is the sunshine that we start the day with. lovely bright start will tend to fade as the cloud comes in. still staying largely dry and bright across many central, southern and eastern areas, but some drizzly rain and hailfog in western and northern areas. more significant rain for the highlands and the islands but the temperatures — 10—12 celsius. yes, there will be a stronger wind picking up towards the north—west, but much milder air to the south of our weather front, and that continues through monday night into tuesday. the colder air returns though with a few wintry showers in the north. not as cold as it has been, and still much milder a night for many as we go into tuesday, when we have that weather front straddling the country. probably northern ireland, parts of scotland, northern england, perhaps north wales. the dividing line, if you like, between that mild atlantic air and lots of dry weather but quite cloudy weather in the south, and brighter but showery weather further the north.
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and we will see some sunshine breaking through equally in the south as well, and it will be very mild on tuesday, 13s and 14s. and still relatively around normal further north, even in the colder air. and that battle continues through the week, with the weather front straddling central areas, not producing that much rain, we don't think, as it's coming into the high pressure butjust keeping a lot of cloud with us here, whilst we could see a spell of windier weather midweek in the north and harnessing those wintry showers, but then high pressure builds towards the end of the week, for a lot of dry, bright but chillier weather.
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